Bashan sentence example
This is the last historical event related in the Old Testament of Bashan.
The boundaries of Bashan may to some extent be deduced from the indications afforded in the earlier historical books.
All the so-called " giant cities of Bashan " without exception are now known to be Greco-Roman, not earlier than the time of Herod, and, though in themselves of very high architectural and historical interest, have no connexion whatever with the more ancient periods.
This fact somewhat weakens the various identifications that have been proposed for the cities of Bashan enumerated by name.
In the later history Bashan became remarkable as a refuge for outlaws and robbers, a character it still retains.Advertisement
The physical characteristics of Bashan are noteworthy.
Israel had conquered two kings of eastern Palestine - Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan.
Till the period of the Roman occupation it was subdivided into independent provinces or kingdoms, different at different times (such as Philistia, Canaan, Judah, Israel, Bashan, &c.), but never united under one collective designation.
Freshficld, Travels in the Central Caucasus and Bashan (1869); Parrot, Reise zum Ararat (1834); Wagner, Reise nach dem Ararat (1848); Abich, Die Besteigung des Ararat (1849); articles "Ararat," in Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible, and the Encyclopaedia Biblica.
Aegilops, a fine species indigenous to Greece and the coasts of the Levant, and sometimes called the "Oak of Bashan."Advertisement